More about the course

For busy people with tight schedules and for those with specific requirements we offer the option of bespoke One-to-One lessons. Our learning programme is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your timetable. You can choose any number of hours, any day of the week, including evenings and weekends. We can even travel to you!

At the Russian Language Centre we have been working with clients on a One-to-One basis since the year 2000. We have a lot of experience in this field and have taught many hundreds of students in this way. We’ve worked with BBC, AstraZeneka, Little Greene Paint company, Bright Horizons nurseries to name a few – in total hundreds of students.

One-to-One courses are available at all levels from Complete Beginners to Advanced. You may choose to combine your private lessons with one of our amazing Group Courses.

We have a fabulous team of teachers who have all been hand-picked by our experienced teacher trainer. All our tutors have been personally interviewed and observed. We don’t simply have a bank of teachers whose teaching standards we can’t guarantee. All our tutors are fully-qualified and have many years of experience. They will make sure you both progress as quickly as possible and have an enjoyable experience.

Main Features

  • You determine course content, topics, aims, intensity and level
  • Flexible timetable to suit you
  • Tutors available during the morning, afternoon and evenings 7 days a week
  • All teacher-generated materials are included in the cost of your course
  • Guaranteed progress or money back
  • 100% money back for unused hours, no admin fees
  • We can travel to you


One-to-One tuition most commonly is held at the tutor’s home where tutors have a dedicated space for lesson provision. You can also choose to travel to the city centre or have lessons online. Moreover, we can also arrange a space for lessons at a location suitable for you. We deliver lessons on-line via Skype or Zoom. Tutors can travel to your office and deliver lessons to one or more students. On rare occasions we provide One-to-One lessons at students’ home. This is done only on exceptional circumstances e.g. an illness, temporary inability to go out for lessons. Please contact us to check out this option.

FREE Trial Lesson

You don’t have to commit to the whole course straight away. You can book a 30-min Free trial lesson to see how you like it. If you decide you don’t want to continue, you won’t have to pay a penny. If you would like to continue, we’ll include this time into your first invoice.
The trial lesson doesn’t oblige you to take up the course. Once you’ve had your trial lesson, you may choose to pay for any number of hours from 5 upwards.

Lesson length

When it comes to one-to-one lessons, it’s important to choose the right length of lessons to suit your learning style. You have an option to choose either a 1.5 hour or a 2-hour session. We do not provide 1-hour lessons as this has proven to be too short for adult learning. We do, however, make an exception for kids under 16. Please, contact us for more information.

How Often

To see the real difference – twice a week is an optimal lesson length. You can combine your individual classes with group classes or do One-to-ones regularly with an interval in one day. Needless to say, you will also need to spend time outside the lessons doing homework and revising.


Once you sign up for a One-to-One course of lessons, we ask you to pay a deposit that is equal one full lesson’s fee. The deposit is refundable i.e. it will be returned to you at the end of the course, or you will be able to use it to pay for your last lesson.

Cancellation Policy

We have a Cancellation Policy for all of our One-to-One students:

  • If you are unable to attend a lesson, you are required to give 24 hours notice;
  • If you inform the tutor about your absence less than 24 hours in advance, you will be charged a fee equal to one hour’s tuition;
  • If you do not show at the agreed time, AND do not contact the tutor, you will be charged for the whole lesson as arranged;
  • If you are running late and your lesson time is therefore reduced, you will be charged for the full hour. 

Please, see PDF document on the right-hand side of the page for details.


We can also arrange tuition in pairs or groups of three.
If you wish to share your lesson with a friend or a colleague, you will be charged +£25.00 per additional participant.

What do you want to do next?

If you have further questions about any of our courses or activities, please, do not hesitate to contact us or request a call back. We will be happy to assist you.